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Pavement is overgrown with vegetation and in poor condition

Reported via mobile in the Pavement/footpath issue category anonymously at 18:13, Sat 17 October 2020

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

The pavement along the A36 between Wilton park wall junction and skew bridge is very overgrown in parts. Vegetation should be cleared right back as it is narrowing the path considerably. This path is also wide enough when cleared to become dual use for walking and cycling, how can I request this?

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  • Thank you for your email dated 27 October 2020 about overgrown vegetation on the footpath along the A36 between Wilton and Skew bridge. We appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. We’ve arranged for the overgrown vegetation to be cut back, this should be done by the end of November. Regarding dual use of the path for walking and cycling, the current width of the footpath between Park Wall and Skew Bridge is insufficient for a shared use path constructed to current standards for facilities along high speed roads (even after clearance of overgrown vegetation). We’ve looked at a potential shared use several years ago, but found that even with the clearance of the row of mature trees, the path will still not have enough width. Because a substantial opposition against the removal of the tree-line can be foreseen (it shields sports fields and a golf course) and it is our strategy not to build sub-standard cycle facilities, this option was abandoned. In addition it’s Wiltshire Council’s strategy to move cyclists away from the A36 and use parallel routes (for instance Lower Road to the south of the A36) for the development of a cycle network instead. We’ll be undertaking further feasibility studies for improvement of cycle facilities on or around the A36 Wilton-Salisbury over the coming years, but at the moment it seems unlikely that a shared use path between Park Wall and Skew Bridge will form part of the recommendations. We hope this answers your enquiry. If you have any further queries, please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 21:10, Sat 14 November 2020

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